Mehwish Hayat Just Called Out Amitabh Bachchan After He Refused To Play A Pakistani In A Movie

By Noor | 11 Apr, 2019

Mehwish Hayat speaking her mind, yet again


Pulwama attack has drastically impacted the India-Pakistan relations by feeding the antagonistic forces. Everyday is just a reminder of how relationship between the neighbors just keeps deteriorating.


So, Amitabh Bachchan refused to play a Pakistani role in Resul Pookutty’s directorial debut movie to, what is being assumed, as a safety measure from right-wing Indian hardliners

Sources state that the role was under discussion for two years and initially the superstar was excited to play the character but the volatility of the Pakistan-India relations convinced the actor to turn down the role.

One can deduce that the post-Pulwama nationalism affected Bachchan’s decision who did not want to be labeled as ‘anti-national’.


Mehwish Hayat promptly responded to the news by stating that it was extremely disappointing to see such a great actor taking such a step

She said that movies have the ability to act as unifying links in critical times like these. She went on to state that if nationalism trumps morality and every other thing then Pakistanis might also want to ‘rethink’ peaceful dialogue with India.


People appreciated Mehwish for speaking out


They labeled Bachchan as a ‘smol’ man in an attempt to take a dig at Mr. Modi


People asserted that this has unveiled the ‘true’ face of Indian nationalism


Many pointed out that India does NOT appreciate peace in the region and is a supporter of war 


It was also lamented that Amitabh Bachchan is a nationalist who will promote Indian interests at all costs

To be fair, in times like these anyone in Mr. Bachchan’s position would want to play safe and not get beaten up by hyper-national goons, on either side.


People asserted that the actor did NOT want to invite any controversy


They also argued that celebrities are peace-makers and this action of Bachchan sahib has disappointed them 


While Mehwish Hayat rightly pointed out that the movies have the capability to bring people together but the kind of rhetoric we’ve been seeing out of Indian film industry, especially people like Kangana Ranaut and Ajay Devgn, makes one wonder how much do they really want peace. What are your thoughts on the issue? Let us know in the comments below.


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Cover image via: @mehwishhayatofficial / Instagram and

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